|An 18?? Shield Nickel (can't read the date). |
These were issued from 1866-1883 and
were the first five-cent coins referred
to as "nickels." So you can
stop wondering about that.
|Cheryl found a different-looking tag with the same number.|
We think they were tags off of telephone or electrical poles.
Who doesn't like a good tag?
|Clockwise, from top: uniform eagle button, cool buckle,|
bumpy lead thing possibly pounded from bullet
(any ideas?), 1911 penny, boot tip, two Minie balls,
one Enfield bullet, two Spencer carbine shells.
Center: Brooke ratchet plate sabot.
|It's dated 1856 (?).|
Also, the Enfield bullet.
|Some kind of shield (maybe off an old bike?), three|
flat buttons, spoon I broke....
|I honor thee, long-ago artisan. You were|
really good at curlicues.
|Also called sleeve-links!|
|Here's the back!|
|Late 1700s-early 1800s cufflinks with a picture of a leaping|
fox and the word "TALLIO" on the top. I spent an embarrassing
amount of time researching the "Tallio" family of Italy
before learning that the word is an early version of "Tally-Ho!"
|Cool old brass hanger thing, shown here|
against a photo of Stephen Gaskin, who
died a few days ago. Stephen was the
hippie iconoclast who founded The Farm
in Summertown, TN. His teachings
and those of his wife, Ina May, inform
my life in every way.
|Piece of a pocketwatch from the American Watch Company,|
Waltham, Mass. shown here against the cover of
my friend Korby Lenker's new CD.
|Thanks for the ID, Johnny Pryor!|
|"I think this is a bullet?" she said.|
|Yes. Yes, it is.|